Army ROTC PFT Help

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Callmewojo, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Callmewojo

    Callmewojo New Member

    Jan 18, 2015
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    I recently did my PFT and my scores were much worse than I had been getting in my workouts.
    In one minute:
    Push-Ups- 35
    Curl-Ups- 39
    1 mile run- 7:48

    My mil run is usually in the 6's. Don't know why I did that bad, probably was just a little nervous. However I'm having rotator cuff surgery next Wednesday and I'm nervous I won't be able to do my PFT and get a good score after I get the surgery due to time constraints. How decent are these scores and would they be enough to qualify? I made a 32 on my ACT so I figured that would help either looking the other way towards my PFT or at least help my chances. I know that once I get the surgery and get some time to recover my lost muscle I will be able to pass a PFT at a college ROTC program, I just want to get a four year scholarship and make it in first. I'm going to try to my PFT again on Tuesday before my surgery. What numbers should I aim for?
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    Aim for the best you can. Repetition in taking the test in that environment is key. Many candidates will practice on their own or one event at certain workouts. Doing it in an environment just like the test would be is critical to combating nerves and getting used to the actual test. I always recommend candidates to take it about every 10 days to get used to the test, help with nerves and really know where they stand. This includes having someone proctor it just like a real monitor would.
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Let's start with the fact that these scores aren't great. You should definitely take the test again before you have your surgery, since once you have your surgery you probably won't take the test again before you are boarded. when you retake the test you should shoot for as many pushups and situps as you can possibly do, and run as fast as you can for one mile. More and faster are better.

    And once you take that test and submit your scores don't look back. You got what you got and that test is only a small portion of your OML score. Don't lose sleep over it.
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